We represent injured workers throughout the workers’ compensation process. Our attorneys also pursue personal injury cases against negligent third parties such as vendors, contractors, and manufacturers. Our attorneys will help you fill out worker’s compensation forms to ensure they are filled with the necessary correct information. If you filled out the forms yourself and your claim is denied, we can help you through the appeal process. Below are frequent questions our clients have when pursuing a work-related claim:
Do I have a workers’ compensation claim?
- Generally, you are able to bring a workers’ compensation claim in the State of Illinois if you can prove that you were injured while performing your work duties.
If I have a workers’ compensation claim, what benefits would I receive?
- If you have a valid workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, your medical bills will be paid, your time off of work will be reimbursed and at the conclusion of your claim, a settlement is generally paid.
What if my accident occurs outside of the State of Illinois?
- You can bring a claim under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation system so long as you were hired in the State of Illinois.
Why should I hire a lawyer to represent me in a workers’ compensation claim?
- Having a lawyer represent you in a workers’ compensation claim will ensure that you are receiving the proper benefits at the appropriate rates. Remember, the employer will have lawyers represent them in every case. You would be at a great disadvantage without your own lawyer fighting for you.
How do I pay my lawyer?
- In Illinois, any lawyer who represents you in a workers’ compensation claim is allowed to take a fee up to 20% of your settlement. As such, if the lawyer fails to provide you with a settlement, the lawyer is not entitled to a fee. A lawyer will take his/her fee directly from the settlement proceeds.